Ok, so this is not another of those million travel reviews for a movie theater in a city, but this is my personal take on one of my most favorite hang out places to see my weekend movies the way I want to……this is all about INOX movie Theater at Quest Mall, Calcutta in India.
Movie going experience these days have come a long way from the days when big theaters with their 70 mm screens with royalty written all over them used to rule the movie watching viewers’ world. Things were much cheaper back then and the human touch was very evident in every aspect of any such establishment visited for movie lovers. It’s not that things have deteriorated from back then, rather things have improved drastically with lots of positive things to enjoy with ease of operations and super increase in luxury and comfort factor for movie goers. Welcome to the new age of theater experience with INOX theaters here in my home city Calcutta.
Why I wanted to say these few things about INOX in Quest Mall is primarily due to the reason this being a very frequent visit for me for my movies, even though there are other premium establishments in our city in the same category. I spent most of my leisure times alone or in company in this Mall and INOX here is my must choice for movies.
Ok, so as you can see above, this is the beautiful Quest Mall where INOX theaters is located. For those living here in Calcutta, are quite well aware of the location and the means of reaching there. For people visiting from outside, it is in the Park Circus in the southern part of the city where you can easily locate this prominent structure of artistic marvel standing proudly on a main busy road well-connected to various parts of the city by app based cab services and other means of public and private transports.
Like any other malls, Quest also has its share of luxuries in abundance in terms of store designing, branding, interior designs, easy of commuting inside the mall, parking for your vehicles and every other amenities you can name of. One step inside the mall will fill one with awe at the beauty of the surroundings……….:)
As we travel from floor to floor until we reach the fourth floor, where INOX is located. This floor also has a very large area of eateries for fast foods and is always a very happy place full of people just hanging out with their favorite foods and drinks before or after a movie, or just like that only even if you are not there for movie watching……….and naturally I do give a visit to the food court whenever I am here to have my favorite shakes or cappuccino, besides other food items……….:)
INOX has six theaters inside it, with two designated Insignia theaters for ultra comfort and ultra luxury. INSIGNIA, INOX’s signature experience, which is the last word in luxury cinema entertainment. With INSIGNIA, guests enjoy a gourmet menu curated by master Chef Vicky Ratnani, butler-on-call and service by staff dressed in designer uniforms by Arjun Khanna, among other features. In addition to the well-known food and beverage outlet, REFUEL, which serves a variety of cinema foods, a café, called UNWIND, dishes out an array of finger-licking fresh and local food.
I remember my viewing of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk recently in Insignia, INOX, and I loved the experience. The movie theater has it’s very easy-going interiors to couple with large waiting areas where you can just sit, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds and spend real quality time basically just by doing nothing. The poster of upcoming movies in their bright presentations can enthrall you, as well as the different food stalls serving various fares can be quite engaging. Insignia houses a separate seating lounge which is opulent in luxury quite easily can be mistaken with any lounge area in a star hotel of the sorts.
These days ticket counters at movies are slowly becoming such areas of the establishment where very minimal action is taking place due to the advancement of technology. Just remember those long serpentine ques in the earlier days for tickets before the start of the movie were always buzzing with activities.
Now, it’s just few clicks of the button on your smart devices and you are worry free for tickets, the digital version already downloaded and ready to be e-checked in the movie entrance………is this the airport…?!!!……no no, we are here to watch a movie, and we are digitally secured……:):)
But, jokes apart, technology has made many things accessible to us with immense ease and made life easier for us. So, just sit back, relax and enjoy your movie, rest is well taken care of.
I love the plush seating of INOX Quest, and the leather upholstered recliners of Insignia, already have many wonderful experiences in them watching movies and enjoying the eatables with the coke and all……………it’s like you just feel at home in your favorite couch and enjoying your movie in your own relaxed world with nothing to worry about……….:)
Now, comes the most important part of any theater that sets it apart from the rest. It’s the cinematic experience, the visuals and the sound and the screens………..here I will say the experience is more or less similar as well as other establishments……since Dolby being the default standard the world over, the sound system gives you the full range of surround cinema experience and leaves you awestruck, since for those few hours you get immersed into the movie settings……..and that also thanks to the superior projection capabilities of these modern cinemas…….and watching any movie in these amazing systems on big screens are always an experience compared to even your highly advanced super HD OLED television sets at home.
And, INOX Quest scores a perfect 10 out of 10 in my viewing pleasure and leaves me with an ever satisfying tasted which makes me come back to this favorite joint over and over again……………and as they say lovingly in INOX, you live the movies……:)
Don’t forget to visit when you are in town……..:)…….and don’t listen to sceptics talking about high-priced tickets……….your viewing experience will be worth every penny…….trust me……:)